Britain’s Conservative government has been making noise about reducing inequality in the country, but little has actually been done since the Brexit vote. In an email interview, Jacob Kirkegaard explains just how unequal British society is and why the government’s limited proposals may make matters worse.
When she was inaugurated for her second term, Chile’s president, Michelle Bachelet, declared that inequality was Chile’s “single enemy.” In an email interview, Daniel Hojman explains how successful she’s been in combating inequality and whether the issue will be central to this year’s presidential vote.
Recent anti-migrant protests in South Africa as well as a proposal to raise the minimum wage have brought renewed attention to the country’s economic woes. In an email interview, Johannesburg-based consultant David Ansara discusses the role inequality is playing in discussions about how best to improve South Africa’s economic prospects.